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SEMANTIC SEARCH OF INFORMATION DATABASES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
17241
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17241
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Utek Inc
3030 Warrenville Rd #605 Lisle, IL 60532
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SEMANTIC SEARCH OF INFORMATION DATABASES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP A METHODOLOGY FOR UTILIZING A LEXICAL DATABASE IN A STATISTICAL RETRIEVAL MODEL TO IMPROVE RETRIEVAL PERFORMANCE (I.E., RECALL AND PRECISION). THE SESAME ARCHITECTURE PROPOSED IN THIS PROPOSAL WILL UTILIZE THE LEXICAL DATABASE IN FOUR MAJOR PHASES OF RETRIEVAL: (1) DOCUMENT ANALYSIS; (2) QUERY FORMULATION; (3) RETRIEVAL AND RANKING; AND (4) QUERY REFORMULATION. A PROTOTYPE WILL BE BUILT TO VERIFY THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SESAME USING A SET OF DOCUMENT DATABASES DEVELOPED AT THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY. WORDNET, A LARGE LEXICAL DATABASE DEVELOPED AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, WILL BE USED IN THIS PROJECT. THE ANTICIPATED BENEFIT IS A METHODOLOGY WHICH WILL IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF METHODS BASED ON PURELY BOOLEAN KEYWORD SEARCH OR THE STATISTICAL MODEL. IN THE PHASE I RESEARCH, THE METHODOLOGY WILL BE DEVELOPED AND A PROTOTYPE WILL BE BUILT. THE RESULTS FROM THIS RESEARCH WILL HAVE HUGE MARKET POTENTIAL IN PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, LIBRARY SYSTEMS, AND WIDE-AREA INFORMATION SERVERS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Utek Inc
3030 Warrenville Rd #605 Lisle, IL 60532

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No